Counselors are master's degree prepared professionals who are trained to provide personal, academic, and career counseling services. Counseling appointments and information are offered in the following modalities:

Scheduled Appointments

Walk-in for brief questions

Hybrid Appointments (phone & email)

eAdvising: E-mail a Counselor your brief and general questions

Live Chat for brief questions

"Counselors are very helpful!"

Counselors can help you with:

  • Academic degree planning
  • Academic probation and dismissal concerns
  • Academic problems
  • Career planning and exploration
  • College placement tests
  • Community referrals
  • Course selection
  • Crisis intervention
  • Development of a Student Education Plan (SEP)
  • Graduation requirements
  • Information about programs offered at Cuesta College
  • Schedule changes
  • Study Abroad options
  • Study and note-taking strategies
  • Strategies for managing stress, anxiety and depression
  • Test anxiety & time management
  • Transfer planning (applying to other colleges, preparing for out of state transfer, etc.)


Student Learning Outcome:
As a result of the implementation of the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) requirements, students will meet the core components as measured by their participation in assessment, orientation completion, and the development of a Student Education Plan (SEP).


Please note revised Counseling Office hours on the following dates:


December 17-21: OPEN 8am-4:30pm (Counselors unavailable)

December 24-31: Office CLOSED


January 1: Office CLOSED

January 17 & 18: Counselors unavailable

January 21: Office CLOSED

February 15-18: Office CLOSED

April 1: Office CLOSED

May 27: Office CLOSED